Red Flannel Festival board members asked the city to stop using this festival logo, after the city said the festival must pay full price for municipal services.
CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) - The Red Flannel logo is almost off all city property in Cedar Springs. City workers are removing the image of red pajama bottoms to avoid paying trademark fees to continue using it.
Resident Molly Nixon says this has her so mad, she's going to start collecting signatures to recall Mayor Charlie Watson.
"This is just some ugliness that the city has perpetuated for reasons that are not clear to me, and Charlie Watson is the head of that."
Monday, Nixon informed county elections officials of her intention to start collecting recall signatures. Mayor Watson said the potential recall effort wasn't a big surprise.
"I don't do what's best for me I do what's best for the city... iI love Cedar Springs to death. I love the Red Flannel Festival."
Watson says recall or not, he made the decision many months ago not to seek re-election when his term on the city council expires next November.
"It takes lots of time from my family, and I think eight years is best, " says Watson.
On August 24, concerned citizen will gather at the high school to start smoothing over hard feelings at a community forum. The discussion starts at 6:30. The Red Flannel Festival begins October 6.